He Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) launched the Security and Justice Evidence Platform, a pioneering tool to help the governments of Latin America to incorporate scientific evidence to reduce crime and violence in the region.
This platform open to the public contains the first repository with security and justice evidence addressed to Brazil and Spanish-speaking countries of Latin America.
Its objective is to easily disseminate the best and most up-to-date knowledge accumulated worldwide and in the region on the effectiveness of existing solutions in the areas of prevention of child and adolescent violence, prevention of violence against womenurban security, criminal justice and social reintegration.
The Evidence Platform is available in Spanish and Portuguese and contains a bank with information on almost 100 types of solutions and more than 700 evaluated cases, of which some 60 are from the region. It also has an Exchange Space with interviews with prominent people, in-depth notes on experiences in the region or specific topics, tools to help implement evidence, and current news.
The solution is part of the IDB work agenda to strengthen the effectiveness of public policies on citizen security and justice in Latin America and the Caribbean, a region that needs to advance in the incorporation of scientific evidence in the design of policies to combat crime and reduce violence.
“Our Evidence Platform will help security and justice managers in the region have quality information at their disposal on what has worked and has not worked to prevent and reduce crime and violence,” said Susana Cordeiro Guerra, Sector Manager of Institutions for Development of the IDB. “This solution is a regional public good and contains the most complete and up-to-date scientific evidence on the sector.”
The IDB is the largest multilateral institution focused on building capacities in the security and justice sector in Latin America and the Caribbean. Since 1998, the Bank has approved 60 operations in the sector, totaling more than US$1.8 billion in loans to 21 countries in the region.
In addition to the launch, a series of webinars will be held on each of the thematic areas with information on the platform. The sessions will include the participation of academics, public officials and IDB experts.
Those who attend these webinars will receive a digital badge from AcademiaBID that will certify their participation.
This is the schedule of the webinars: ·
What has worked to prevent Child-Youth Violence? May 2, 2023 – Time: 10:00 am ET
What has worked to Prevent Violence against Women? May 16, 2023 – Time: 10:00 am ET
What has worked to promote urban safety? May 30, 2023 – Time: 10:00 am ET ·
What has worked in Police? June 13, 2023 – Time: 10:00 am ET
What has worked in Criminal Justice? June 27, 2023 – Time: 10:00 am ET
What has worked for Social Reintegration? July 11, 2023 – Time: 10:00 am ET ·
Alliances and Agenda to promote evidence-based policies in the region. July 25, 2023 – Time: 10:00 am ET